Russian Prosecutor General visits Dagestan and appoints new chief prosecutor
Denis Popov was appointed the Dagestan chief prosecutor for five years.
As expected, Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika visited Dagestan and appointed Denis Popov its new chief prosecutor on Saturday. Denis Popov used to be Khakassia Chief Prosecutor.
The Russian President appointed Popov the Dagestan chief prosecutor for five years.
Moreover, Chaika held a meeting in Makhachkala. He ordered the new chief prosecutor to investigate how construction of Dagestan public officials’ largest houses had been funded. It is necessary to avoid appointing new governmental officials that are related to the previous ones who were involved in corrupt practices, the Prosecutor General noted.
Allocation of land is very corrupt in Dagestan, Chaika also noted. He called for local prosecutors to watch bodies responsible for land registration and allocation.
Dagestan deputies approved Popov’s appointment on February 1, as reported earlier. Ramazan Shakhbazov used to be the chief prosecutor until April 2013. He resigned while on vacation.
Dagestan has been experiencing anti-corruption purge since February 5. Ministries and bodies are being searched. Searches are expected to continue until mid-February. A number of high-ranking officials have been arrested. It is possible new criminal cases will be opened.
The air squadron number one in Russia ended up in the center of yet another scandal. It turned out that its special purpose aircraft are used, in addition to the national leaders, by outsiders. Uninvited passengers travel, stay in best hotels, and dine in deluxe restaurants at the budget expense. In fact, the discovery of stowaways on board is not the first scandal involving Russia Special Air Group that has been in distress for almost three years already. Why cannot the supreme FSB commanders using the official airplanes along with the Russian President sort out this mess?
Earlier, the management of the railway and the place of residence of its high-ranking employees were searched within the bribe case. Investigative actions against head of the railway Alexey Mironov were held in Moscow, where he was on a business trip.